Mercer 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon (Horse Heaven Hills)

Black cherry fruit wrapped in licorice and coffee is the story here; right up front and bright with tart acids. There's medium concentration and weight, but the wine ultimately falls away into some fairly stiff, slightly green tannins, leaving a chalky residue. It definitely needs food to show its best; preferably a grilled steak. Paul Gregutt

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